School ‘thrilled’ to hold first LeyFest
Local talent lined up to star at inaugural event
PREPARATIONS are under way for a school’s first festival to raise funds for charity.
Ley Hill School’s PTA has been busy planning the inaugural LeyFest, which will take place on the school’s playing fields on Sunday, July 26 from midday to 8pm.
Parent and PTA committee member Claire Rooney said: “We are thrilled about this summer’s event. We’re planning a normal, grown-up festival, but one that has a real family feel, with loads of brilliant activities aimed specifically at kids, from little ones all the way up to teenagers.”
As well as a host of local talent already lined up to play at the festival, including Tinlin, Shindig, Harmony’s School of Dance, Hollie Thuron, The Numbers, The Fire Gals, Replica Rockaholics and Lama Canyon, featuring Ley Hill School’s own head teacher Nigel Hoff on bass guitar, there will be science experiments and stories, go karting, sports, yoga, Zumba, soft play, hair braiding, henna tattoos and more.
The Jolly Sportsman, in Eskdale Avenue, Chesham, is providing a licensed Jolly Tent and visitors will be able to sample a range of food, including a hog roast, lamb spit, vegetarian Turkish street food, barbecue as well as Timo’s potatoes as seen in Chesham’s high street as well as popcorn, candyfloss and milkshakes.
The festival will raise funds for the school, in Botley Road, Ley Hill, as well as Chesham Toy Bank, a charity set-up last year by Mrs Rooney to ensure all local children are able to have a toy at Christmas, no matter how disadvantaged their circumstances.
Tickets are now on sale and are limited to 400. Tickets cost £15 (full) and £5 (under-13s) and pre-schoolers go free.
There is a £1 booking fee to cover Paypal fees.
To book or for more information visit www.leyfest. com or the festival’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ leyfest or Twitter account @ leyhillfestival.
FUNDRAISERS: Children at Ley Hill are taking part in LeyFest